Scan and grope is continuing—but if it is, where’s the mass outrage?
Sebastian C. writes:
Regarding your question as to the recent apparent lack of media coverage of the Transportation Security Administration’s extreme security measures, both the procedures and the complaints, including legal cases, continue. Lew Rockwell and Alex Jones have done an incredible job covering the issue. Rockwell has a story about the TSA every day. Over the last couple of days, a military police officer (with experience in Guantanamo!) has complained about being humiliated by the custodial searches; victims of rape have reported traumatic experiences; more evidence has emerged that attractive women are targeted and intimidated; children have been told the searches are a “game,” prompting concerns they are being disarmed against sexual predators who say similar things as an excuse to touch them; and an envoy from the Indian embassy has filed a complaint with the White House. Also, more scientific evidence regarding the radiation of the scanners tearing apart DNA is being published.
Lydia McGrew writes:
A correction to the otherwise very useful set of links by your reader Sebastian: It is not true that Europe does not have the groping security that America has. An female friend of mine first encountered the grope-security regime at an intra-terminal airport checkpoint in Germany in the course of a flight home from Russia. She was extremely shocked and described the incident in a way that made it unmistakable that it was identical to the kinds of stories we are hearing about the TSA regime in America. It also happened at the same time that the TSA was beginning all of this in the U.S.A reader writes:
I just flew from Atlanta to Dallas. No naked body scans or gropes at either airport. Security was surprisingly efficient or perhaps incompetent.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 16, 2010 05:23 PM | Send